Georgia Colony

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Ad Honorem
Feb 2013
2,093
portland maine
Did James Oglethorpe goal; to develop a colony in Georgia where settlers would be equals and with no slavery (Or alcohol;) I can see why it was doomed to fail but if true where did he get this idea?
 

pikeshot1600

Ad Honoris
Jul 2009
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Did James Oglethorpe goal; to develop a colony in Georgia where settlers would be equals and with no slavery (Or alcohol;) I can see why it was doomed to fail but if true where did he get this idea?
IIRC Oglethorpe was interested in including a large number of convicts or other social misfits in his colonial effort. The Age of Reason tended to see a concept like "Utopia" as a desirable and attainable goal.
 
Jun 2017
13
Marblehead, MA
My students are always surprised when I tell them Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery, Georgia was the last.
 
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